Annual Peony Fest & RTF Season Opener
An annual tradition that has grown into a nationally known and widely loved event for those that seek the beloved floral phenomenon. The peony. Peony Fest, which began in 2016, has grown from 168 people in one day in the first year to over 7,000 people across two days in 2019.
The family friendly event marks the first day the RTF Farm Store is open for the 2020 season. Our store overflows with buckets of a wide variety of vibrantly colored peonies that have been freshly harvested from our RTF fields. You can make your own bouquet with these beauties, get ready for summer and purchase peony plants to add some pops of color to your home’s landscape, buy vintage vases to up your home décor game, and even get the filler flowers you need to take those peony bouquets to the next level.
That’s not all that you can do at Peony Fest! You can pack several hours of fun at our farm. We invite you to tour the fragrant gardens of our family owned farm, enjoy food and drinks from food trucks that join us over the two days, and savor ice cream treats from the Riverside Ice Cream Truck! All of this is complemented with live music in the background as you stroll the grounds and find your purchases to add some beauty to your Spring and Summer lawn and home décor. See you May 23-24th from 8am to 4pm both days!
So, are you ready to join us? Check out some details of this event so you are prepared to rock the Peony Fest!
When is it?
May 29 and 30th 2021!! (NOTE 2020 is cancelled)
Where is it and where do I park?
The Farm is located across the road from 14470 Jug Street, Johnstown, Ohio 43031
Parking: We will have additional parking options. Parking Lot A is for handicap, strollers, and general admission until full. Parking Lot B is all about convenience. If you are coming to purchase plants, Parking Lot B is for you. Pick out your plants, purchase and let us take them to Parking Lot B while you explore the gardens, listen to music, food or buy stems. No worrying about plants in hot cars. The best part of Parking Lot B? You can pull up to the designated tent with RTF employee and they will load into your car! No more carrying the heavy plants 1/4 mile or more to your car. How do you get to the Peony Fest from Parking Lot B, the New Albany Shuttle! It's a 2 minute drive just around the corner. They will be constantly moving back and further with little to zero wait time! Parking Lot B will also have a City Officer for security. All free of charge!
Do I need a ticket?
This event is Open to the Public. No registration or wristbands! We will accept cash or credit cards for all purchases.
Will I be picking flowers or are they already harvested for me?
All stems are cut and ready for you. There will be no harvesting/picking in these two days but stay tuned for VIP events where you can do just that!
I want to be creative...what’s the bouquet situation?
Make your own peony bouquet and meet the Red Twig Farms team! There are a variety of colors available. Look for the signs by the road for the entrance. This will be across the road from the Red Twig Farms red sign and production fields in a grey building attached to the greenhouse.
I’m more of a landscaper…what’s in it for me?
Peony Plants are also available for sale in a variety of colors!!
Where can I walk on the Red Twig Farms grounds?
We do have trial gardens that you can walk thru and see but we do ask that you do not go into the production fields! There will be maps around on the farm so that you can take a walk thru and see the trial peony gardens.
So. We ask again, Are you ready to join us for Peony Fest? Save the Date and make a plan to meet us there. We can’t wait to see you!